October 2016 Oxford Reference update
This month sees two books added to Oxford Reference Library and a new dictionary, only available online, added in to Oxford Quick Reference. Find out more about by using the links below:
Oxford Reference Library
- The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation
- Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)
Oxford Quick Reference
- A Dictionary of Audiology (only available online)
The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation
This dictionary is the first comprehensive description of Shakespearean original pronunciation, enabling practitioners to answer any queries about the pronunciation of individual words. It includes all the words in the First Folio, transcribed using IPA, and this online edition provides sound files as an additional aid to pronunciation. An extensive introduction provides a full account of the aims, evidence, history, and current use of original pronunciation in relation to Shakespeare productions as well as other uses.
Delve deeper ...
Read a blog post by the author, David Crystal, or watch this series of videos where he talks about how a philologist reconstructs the way language was spoken 400 hundred years ago, different sources of evidence, the effect on modern audiences, and what original pronunciation sounds like.
Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)
The fourth volume of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography covers the years 1979-2015, providing a riveting new way to understand twenty-first-century China and a personal look at the changes that have taken place since the Reform and Opening Up era started in 1979.
This dictionary features authoritative and detailed entries that clearly define and describe essential terms relating to hearing, balance, and related disorders. This second edition adds several illustrations and recommended web links, as well as more than 30 new entries.